How To Use Guava Leaves For Hair Growth

how to use guava leaves tea for hair growth

In this guide, you are going to learn how to use guava leaves for hair growth.

Short answer: to use guava leaves for hair growth, boil your guava leaves for 20 minutes, and allow the decoction to cool down. Section your hair and massage with this decoction from the root to the tip of your hair. Leave it on your hair for 20-30 minutes and rinse off with water.

Keep reading to find full details and different ways on how to use guava leaves for growing your hair.

Learn the description, classification, propagation, and different types of guava here

The leaves of guava are a reservoir of many important nutrients that are needed for hair growth and regeneration.

The leaves are packed with lycopene and carotene. The lycopene prevents direct effects of sun radiations such as ultraviolet rays, infrared rays, and other forms of solar radiation. This helps prevent hair bleaching that may be caused by solar radiation.

Additionally, guava leaves improve hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair scalp. Vitamin C is one of the few vitamins that greatly manage blood flow to the living tissues of the body.

The leaves of guava are naturally blessed with this vitamin (Vitamin C). This shows a significant role that guava leaves can play in hair growth.

Guava leaves were also shown to lower inflammation. One of the causes of hair loss is scalp inflammation. Therefore, adding guava leaves is one of the best ways to prevent hair damage and discoloration.

Guava leaves were also shown to prevent infection such as bacterial and fungal infections, and also diseases such as dandruff.

If you want to learn more about guava nutrients click here and if you to learn more about guava health benefits click here.

Having these benefits of guava leaves at the back of our minds here is how to use guava leaves for hair growth.

how to use guava leaves for hair growth
Guava fruits pulp

How to Use Guava Leaves for Hair Growth

There are different ways to prepare and use guava leaves for managing hair loss. In this guide, we are going to look at how to prepare guava leaves tea with fresh and dry leaves. And also we are going to look at how to use guava leaves with aloe vera, guava leaves with lavender, and guava leaves with honey.

Let us try to look at them step by step.

How to Prepare and Use Guava Leaves Tea with Fresh Leaves

Materials

  • 3 fresh guava leaves
  • One cup of clean water
  • Boiling pot
  • Prep time is 20 minutes

Preparation

Chop the 3 guava leaves into pieces and put them into a clean boiling pot containing one clean cup of water. Put the pot on the heating source and allow it to boil for 20 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heating source and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Strain the tea into a separate container using a strainer.

How to Use the Tea on Hair

Section your hair into different parts. It is recommended that you should keep your hair free from synthetic products and chemicals. This can be obtainable when you take a shower.

Then, massage your hair with the guava leaves tea from the root to the tip of your hair scalp. Do this massaging for about 10 minutes.

Leave this concoction to stay on your hair for about an hour. Rinse your hair with clean water preferably lukewarm water.

Repeat this daily for about two months. You can alternatively drink the tea and massage your hair scalp with egg white.

How to Prepare and Use Guava Leaves Tea with Dry Leaves

Materials

  • Two tablespoons of grounds guava leaves
  • One cup
  • Hot water
  • Strainer
  • Prep time is 20 minutes

Preparation

Transfer 2 tablespoons of ground guava leave into a clean cup of reasonable size with cover. Add about half of the cup of hot clean water into a separate clean cup and cover.

Allow the leaves to properly infuse into the hot water for about 20 minutes. Then strain the tea into another clean cup using a strainer. Finally, cover the cup and keep it out of reach of children.

How to Use the Tea on Hair

To use this guava leaves tea using this method, follow the procedures we have discussed above to apply the tea to your hair.

How to Prepare and Use Guava Leaves with Aloe Vera for Hair Growth

Materials

  • 2 tablespoons of ground guava leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera extract
  • 2 clean containers

Preparation

Find your aloe vera extract online. If you have aloe vera in your backyard, you can extract that white milky watery liquid into a clean container.

Measure out two tablespoons into another clean container and add two tablespoons of ground guava leaves.

Mix them very well until each part combines thoroughly with one another. Then, cover and keep the container out of the reach of children.

How to Use the Mixture on Hair

Section your hair into different parts. This will help the mixture to reach every corner of your hair scalp. Massage the mixture gently on your hair paying attention to the root and tip of your hair scalp.

Allow the mixture to stay on your hair for about 3 hours. Then, wash your hair with clean water that is slightly warm.

Repeat this procedure daily until you feel satisfied.

How to Prepare and Use Guava Leaves with Lavender for Hair Growth

Materials

  • 5 tablespoons of Grounds guava leaves
  • 2% lavender essential oil
  • ½ cup of olive oil

Preparation

Measure out ½ cup of olive oil or coconut oil into a clean container with a lid. Add 2 tablespoons of grounds guava leaves, and then 2% of lavender essential oil. Mix them well into a paste-like consistency.

If all the ingredients combine thoroughly with one another, transfer the mixture into a separate clean container and cover.

Keep the container out of reach of children.

How to Use the Mixture on Hair

Firstly,  you need to section your hair into different parts. Then, massage your hair gently with the paste from the root to the tip of your hair scalp.

When fully apply the mixture to your hair, cover the remaining mixture, and use it later.

Cover your hair with a clean towel and leave the paste to stay for about three hours. After this time, wash your hair with clean lukewarm water. You can repeat this procedure daily.

How to Prepare and Use Guava Leaves with Honey for Hair Growth

Materials

  • 2 tablespoons of ground guava leaves
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Preparation

Measure out two tablespoons of ground guava leaves into a clean container. Add two tablespoons of organic honey into the container containing ground guava leaves.

Mix them thoroughly until they are combined into a paste-like consistency. Then, transfer the mixture into a clean container and cover. Keep the container out of reach of children.

How to Use the Mixture on Hair

Section your hair and apply the mixture gently tips and root of hair scalp. When you are done, wrap up your hair with a clean towel.

Cover the remaining mixture and keep out of reach of children. Leave this paste to stay on your hair for about two hours. Wash gently with clean water. You can repeat this procedure daily.

Takeaway

If you are drinking guava leaves tea for hair growth, make sure you are doing so on a regular basis. This is because drinking guava leaves tea may cause constipation. Always do that time to time at a maximum of three times a week.

Another thing to take note of is that, do not drink guava leaves tea if you are on medications, in which the drugs may contradict with guava leaves.

Always do so with proper guidance from a qualified medical practitioner. This shows that an effective way to use the guava tea regularly is to massage your hair with it. This helps prevent further problems like constipation.

However, besides the above mention contraindications, guava leaves and other parts of guava are safe, and there are no known side effects.

Click here to learn more about the health benefits of guava leaves for hair growth

Can Guava Leaves Help Hair Growth?

Guava leaves can help improve hair growth. The vitamin C in guava leaves prevent blood pressure and this increases blood flow to the scalp. Guava helps fight fungal and bacterial infections that are living in your hair, and this helps prevent hair loss caused by diseases such as dandruff.

What leaves are Good for Hair Growth?

Other leaves that are important for hair growth include:
Guava leaves
Lavender
Chamomile
Aloe  vera
Peppermint
Rosemary

How do You Make a Guava Water for Your Hair?

To make guava water, crush two to three leaves and put them into a boiling pot. Heat them for about 20 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Train the water using a fine strainer into a clean cup. Now, you have guava water and you can drink either alone or flavor it with lemon or honey.

Conclusion

Guava leaf is one of the wide herbs used traditionally to treat and prevent various diseases such as skin problems, heart disorders, stomach problems, infertility, and hormonal imbalance.

Modern findings showed that guava can cure and prevent many diseases effectively more than any other conventional or synthetic medicines.

Analysis of guava leaves, roots, bark, and fruits have revealed numerous hidden phytochemicals in guava that are widely used in modern medicines to treat various diseases today.

We have discussed the benefits, preparation of guava leaves, and how to use the leaves with other plants to improve the growth of hair.

Finally, we hope this guide helpful in understanding the processes of how to use guava leaves for hair growth. We would like to hear your view about this article, so do write to us in the comment section below.

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